Miriam Margolyes… a £13M DRUG LORD?! | The Graham Norton Show – BBC


Now, talking of mining people’s
lives for drama and comedy, Miriam Margolyes,
things happen to you. Like, is it your house near Dover? Oh, yes. Actually, I’m glad you brought
that up because I do rent my house and… ..if you’re interested…
To other people? To other people, and…it’s the
nearest house to France, which is very important
in this story. It’s £425 a week and it sleeps…
ALAN LAUGHS ..it sleeps six people for seven
nights. Is there a cleaner? It’s clean. Is there a cleaner?
Yes, yes. Anyway, one day I got a call
from the police and they said, “Are you the owner
of the gun emplacement?” and I said, “Yes.” And they said, “Are you aware
that it’s been used “as a drop for criminals “to get rid of their drugs?” You know, it’s a drug drop. What? Yes. I believe that’s the phrase. And, um, I said, “Well, of course I
didn’t know. What do you mean?” And they said, “Well, people have
rented it.” They were a gang,
a gang from Liverpool, I think. And…And they took my house and they dropped the drugs
in the bay or they… And there was a helicopter
that came on the roof. It’s a flat roof, you see. Yes. And they had cocaine. They had something like…
I love…”cocaine”. ..£13 million worth of… What? No, it wasn’t like a little
thing, this was a massive… A massive thing! 13 million… Jesus Christ! Pounds of cocaine. ..of cocaine. The street value? Now, I don’t…
I’ve never taken anything… No, not street value, that was like
wholesale. Retail. Oh, wholesale? Yeah. It’d be double. Listen,
I’m… It’s wholesale, of course! Of course, I was horrified because I
didn’t know. I mean, I don’t have anything
to do with the people that rent it. No. I just
take the money, you know? You could have got more. I was… Well, I could get more for it because it’s really lovely,
actually. There was all that cocaine on the… What was upsetting to me was,
when it was reported – of course, in the Daily Mail – all the people online said, “Oh, she must be in it.” You know, “She’s part of the gang.”
Oh, yeah! Well, they did!
GRAHAM LAUGHS And they were calling me
Miriam Escobar. LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE

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